How to use Docker and Kubernetes to provision vSphere VM’s

Sometimes you feel like a container…. Sometimes you don’t…. So you are building that next killer app or just starting to migrate your apps to containers but you realized you’re just gonna need to provision a VM to complete the build process. Well you are in the right place. In Continue reading How to use Docker and Kubernetes to provision vSphere VM’s

PowerCli Invoke-VMScript Firewalld gotcha and workaroud

I have been working on a project for some time and ran into an issue where I was trying to run a shell script remotely on a Centos 7 VM and it just hangs. Turns out there is an issue with executing firewalld commands from PowerCLI using the invoke-VMscript commandlet. Continue reading PowerCli Invoke-VMScript Firewalld gotcha and workaroud

VMware Cloud on AWS Cisco ASA VPN Gotcha

So you just got your SDDC deployed and the VPN is connected and you can ping your on-prem hosts from the cloud SDDC but you are unable to connect to them via HTTP or HTTPS. Make sure you have opened firewall ports on in the VMware Cloud on AWS Portal. Continue reading VMware Cloud on AWS Cisco ASA VPN Gotcha

Project Pacific K8S explained in Amazon EC2 terms

Kubernetes is a cool and powerful development platform. Also with the announcement of Project Pacific it is not just a container platform anymore. With Pacific you can also spin up traditional virtual machines with the same Kubernetes commands as well as a fully compliant Kubernetes Cluster. When I first started Continue reading Project Pacific K8S explained in Amazon EC2 terms

How to serve NFS, iSCSI and Windows File shares on VMware Cloud on AWS

In a previous post I showed you how to create Windows and NFS shares on VMware Cloud on AWS that land on Amazon S3 storage. What about if you wanted to use your local vSAN storage to present these services to your VM’s. In this guide I will show you Continue reading How to serve NFS, iSCSI and Windows File shares on VMware Cloud on AWS

The Easy Button for Cloud Migrations

So you just finished patch Tuesday again, upgraded to vSphere 6.5 and you thought you could take a breath but now your boss is asking you to migrate 20% of your workloads to the cloud. You can already anticipate all the stress from your application owners, DBA’s and end users Continue reading The Easy Button for Cloud Migrations

HCX performance consideration for DC migration.

I was working with a customer recently and ended up spending a lot of time talking about how to get better performance while migrating virtual machine (s) from Source Data Center to Target Data Center using VMware HCX technology. Here are some of the factors (not limited to) to consider Continue reading HCX performance consideration for DC migration.

What Project Pacific Really means for VMware

This week at VMworld, VMware announced Project Pacific, Kubernetes built into vSphere. As a VMware employee I have been following and supporting this project for some time. In my opinion this innovation is right there next to vMotion and HA, a simple and elegant feature that transform VMware from so Continue reading What Project Pacific Really means for VMware

My top 10 VMworld SF 2019 Session picks

That’s right, once again VMworld is back in San Francisco and there is so much to announce this year. While it is going to be nice to be in SF there is a lot more to get excited about. As an employee I can’t register for sessions so that you Continue reading My top 10 VMworld SF 2019 Session picks